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1 hour, 30 minutes

Last on

Tue 2 Apr 2013 10:30

Chef Jak O’Donnell’s Great Things Mashed Tatties

500gr Maris Piper tatties peeled and quartered<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />

Pinch of salt

Pot of boiling water


1. Bring pot to a simmer then pop in the potatoes

2. Boil for 30-40 mins until a fork glides through with no resistance

Remember: Resistance =Lumps

3. Drain and let off some steam

4. Put pot back on low heat now either with a masher or ricer let the steam gradually escape

5. In a separate pot bring 400gr double cream 100gr butter to the boil and reduce until thick

6. Slowly beat in the cream mix along with salt and ground white pepper gradually

7. Always taste until seasoning is right and serve


You can use 300/200gr for cream/butter or 250/250 whatever you prefer